Feeds

UFO damages Lincolnshire wind turbine

Teams comb countryside for extraterrestrial evidence

The Power of One Infographic

Lincolnshire ufologists are combing the area around the Conisholme wind farm for evidence to back their theory that one of the turbines was on Sunday seriously damaged by a "mystery aircraft", as the BBC euphemistically puts it.

The turbine - one of 20 operated at the site by Ecotricity - lost one 66ft (20m) blade and suffered damage to another in the incident following "many reports of activity in the area" received by the aforementioned friends of ET.

Russ Kellett of the Flying Saucer Bureau confirmed: "One saw what they at first thought was a low-flying aircraft on the Saturday evening and another heard a loud banging in the early hours of Sunday."

"This is the second most reports of activity we have ever had - I have had over 30 phone calls and emails. To hit two of the blades, any object must have been about 170ft long."

Ecotricity described the extent of the damage as "unique". Company founder Dale Vince said: "We don't have an explanation at the moment as to what the cause was. We have been crawling all over it and have sent bits off for analysis to see if we can work out what caused it. Until we have some idea, some plausible explanation that it was not a UFO, I don't think we should rule it out."

Vince insisted that "to make one of these blades fall off, or to bend it, takes a lot" - something which is not strictly technically correct, since a simple brake failure will certainly do the trick, as the Danes can attest:

To its immense credit, the Ministry of Defence is having none of the Lincolnshire UFO turbine prang shocker. A spokesman dismissed the matter, saying: "The MoD examines reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity. Unless there's evidence of a potential threat, there's no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported." ®

Bootnote

The BBC has a video report into the incident here.

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

More from The Register

next story
Man FOUND ON MOON denies lunar alien interface
'The UFO people were very very angry with me' Buzz Aldrin tells Reddit
Would it be BAD if the Amazon rainforest was all FARMS? Well it WAS, once
Used to be all fields round here: Jungle tribesman saying
Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!
NASA okays start of Space Launch System after design review
In space no one can hear you scream, but Voyager 1 can hear A ROAR
Boffins now very, very, sure craft is in interstellar space, and it's picking up 'sounds'
'BIGGEST BIRD EVER': 21-foot ripsaw-beaked flying HORROR
Fossil avian cruised above sea like toothy ekranoplan
Help us out readers: How would you sniff and store network traffic?
Phase two of our deep desert project needs your wisdom
Boffins urge European Commission to reboot electric brain project
Billion-Euro simulated mind project criticised for narrow thinking
Going up: Fancy a virtual flight to 30km above the PLANET?
Space boffin rattles tin for immersive Oculus Rift experience
NIST shows off one-way photon-passing metamaterial
A light take on a diode could be just the thing for photonic networks
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem
Only the Power of One delivers leading infrastructure convergence, availability and scalability with federation, and agility through data center automation.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.